Exploring Active Directory with Free Software
In an Active Directory environments, you have (Windows) computers joined to a domain that does a lot a magic to allow you to use services without really thinking of it. You have Network Browsing, Exchange auto discovery… I’m going to use general I.T. tools to explore the Active Directory and guess what we can connect to with our non-Microsoft system.
Search Active Directory from the desktop
That day, at work, I had to check if an application has been implemented as it should have been. The application was supposed to use Active Directory groups to filter users access to some data. I’m no admin on my desktop ; but I had to find a “standard” way to query the corporate Active Directory. Here’s the trick.
Windows 2008 R2 and Active Directory
On my way to install a Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2, I found a nice tutorial about configuring Active Directory (AD) on Windows Server 2008 R2 . I just tried it in my VMware sandbox and it works straight away! Thanks Thomas!